A Mass of Resurrection for Barbara J. Brownell, 79 of Massena will be held on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 12:00 noon at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Massena, with Rev. Sony Pulickal and Rev. Donald J. Manfred concelebrating. Friends and family may be received on Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena. Interment will be Calvary Cemetery in Massena. Barbara passed away peacefully on July 30, 2010 at her home.
Barbara is survived by a daughter in-law, Marcia and husband Dan Henry of Massena; a grandson and granddaughter, Paul and wife Sumer Brownell of Massena, Emily and husband Michael McCabe of Lake Placid; three great-grandsons, Jaden and Blade Brownell, Jack McCabe; two brothers,Carl and Earl White both of Massena; two sisters, Marie Greene of Massena, Irene Power of Louisville and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, David and Lance; brothers, Hubert, Bernard, Robert Laurence and Harold White and a sister, Frances Dunn.
She was born February 11, 1931 in Massena, the daughter of Frank and Mabel (Larue) White. She married Sterling I. Brownell on September 17, 1949 at the Sacred Heart Rectory with Rev. Michael Jurecki presiding. Mr. Brownell predeceased her on September 9, 1993.
Barbara was very active at Sacred Heart Church, she served on the Parish Council for many years, and was also recently recognized as a 60 year member of the American Legion Post #79 Auxiliary. She served on the Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation and Special Prospects' Committee. She was an avid supporter of the Massena Memorial Hospital.
Barbara was a very dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a great deal of compassion for her family, friends and neighbors.
Memorial contributions may be made to MMH Foundation, Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, or Massena Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.